About Us


Our Team

Maya Shulman, Esq.

Maya Shulman, Esq.


The founder of Shulman Family Law Group, Maya Shulman offers legal representation to those in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who are dealing with issues of family law, including divorce and custody.

Melanie J. Carter, Esq.

Melanie J. Carter, Esq.

Associate Attorney

With a career spanning more than two decades, Melanie J. Carter has been a steadfast presence in the realm of family law. Her journey has encompassed pivotal roles at various boutique family law firms in the Los Angeles region, where she has adeptly navigated an array of intricate litigation matters.

Adriana Smith

Adriana Smith


Adriana graduated from Georgia State University in 2024 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. As a family law paralegal at Shulman Family Law Group, she leverages her experience from the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office to provide comprehensive support to clients. Adriana is dedicated to ensuring fair and compassionate representation, inspired by the belief that “Hopelessness is the enemy of justice.”

Trusted Legal Counsel For Family Law Matters

Shulman Family Law Group represents and advises sophisticated clients in all aspects of divorce, including asset division, spousal and child support, relocation with a child and cross-border custody enforcement, both international and interstate.


We also assist with adoptions, surrogacy, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, modifications to existing orders and the rights of same-sex couples.

Shulman Family Law Group offers an in-house accounting professional on staff to assist our clients with any finance questions regarding their case.

Our team is committed to providing personal attention and positive results. 

Practice Areas




Child Custody And Support


Spousal Support

Property Division


Modifying Existing Orders


Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Adoption and Surrogacy

Preparing Your Minor Children for Relocation After Divorce Shulman Family Law Group

Why Choose Us


Family Law Is Our Sole Focus


We bring decades of collective experience in divorce, asset division, custody, adoption, surrogacy and same-sex issues. Active in California’s divorce bar, we are known as ardent negotiators in settlement forums, respected among judges and stand toe-to-toe with the most prominent divorce attorneys in California, a groundbreaking state for family law. Maya Shulman writes extensively on emerging issues in family law, including celebrity privacy, and contributed to the book Strategies for Family Law in California, 2015 ed.

Ms. Shulman is a member of the family law sections of The Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and The American Bar Associations. Other professional associations and memberships include The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

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We are one of Southern California’s leading family law advocates


We work to reach effective solutions in an affordable manner


We bring decades of collective experience in divorce, asset division, custody, adoption, surrogacy and same-sex issues.